How Many Miles High is Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is located in Himalaya range in Asia and is the tallest mountain in the world. It is almost 5 1/2 miles high and there have been 4,102 ascents to the summit by about 2,700 individuals. Climbers of Mount Everest are responsible for most of the tourism in Nepal each year and pay a large $25,000 for their permits.